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Our Church

As a Christian church, Seventh-day Adventists are a faith community rooted in the beliefs described by the Holy Scriptures.

We are Christians who love Jesus Christ and strive to make Him the center of all we believe and do. We are a rapidly growing worldwide fellowship of over 17 million, adding new members at a rate of over 2,000 each day. As a church, we're eager to share the truth about what God is really like, as seen in the life, character, and death of Jesus Christ. The Adventist church is a Christian fellowship committed to sharing with other bible truths, some of which have been lost or distorted through the centuries.

Our Church Name

The name Seventh-day Adventist includes vital beliefs for us as a Church. 'Adventist' reflects our passionate conviction in the nearness of the soon return ('advent') of Jesus. 'Seventh-day' refers to the Biblical Sabbath which from Creation has always been the seventh day of the week or Saturday.

Our Church's Mission

The mission of the Adventist Church is to proclaim to all peoples the everlasting gospel in the context of the Three Angels' messages of Revelation 14:6-12, leading them to accept Jesus as their personal Savior and to unite with His church, and nurturing them in preparation for His soon return.

Our Beliefs

Adventists accept the Bible as the only source of our beliefs. The church espouses 28 fundamental beliefs that are organized into the following areas. For more on our beliefs visit the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists.

Church Organization

The Adventist Church is organized with a representative form of church governance. Authority in the local congregations comes from the membership and executive responsibility is given to representative members to provide governance. There are four levels of Church structure from the individual believer to the worldwide Church organization:

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